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Poster: gurleygirl Date: Jul 22, 2005 8:40am
Forum: movies Subject: Industrial Film Hunt!

Hello all! I am hoping that someone in this forum can help me out. I am looking for films made by the National Association of Manufacturers, in the 1920s. Any ideas of where to look or who to contact? Thank you.

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Jul 23, 2005 3:27am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Industrial Film Hunt!

Hi gurleygirl -- I am looking for the same films in connection with a forthcoming book. Would you please contact me offline -- rick at archive dot org. thanks!

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Poster: cry0fan Date: Jul 22, 2005 8:57pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Industrial Film Hunt!

I have also been looking for stuff by them, but I don't have any films notated as being by them, so I guess there might not be any here, cuz I looked pretty hard. Tell ya what: there is a labor union activism film here that is aimed at countering some of the NAM propaganda, and it even quotes NAM. The name of that film is either Deadline for Action, or The Great Swindle. I forget which one of those two is about NAM.

Now, I tell you, there are a LOT of films here that are very similar to what NAM did, and I would not be surprised if some of the pro-capitalism Prelinger stuff here was by NAM, and either the credits got cut off, or I missed that credit. But search for keyword "capitalism" and you will find at least a dozen films that are very close to what NAM did. View those and look at the credits. Let me know if you find something, cuz a portion of the documentary I am making deals with NAM style propaganda.

The Library of Congress has some photos of NAM billboard propaganda, and they are public domain photos. Search their online catalog in the prints and photographs reading room for National Assn of Mfgrs, etc.